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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions to Focus on Role of Science and Technology in Addressing World’s Most Critical Challenges 

World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2018 will focus on the impact of science and technology on shaping economies, societies and geopolitical structures of the future Meeting comes at an important juncture for global relations, as increased geostrategic competition accelerates movement towards a multi-polar world Geneva, Switzerland, and Beijing, China, 29 June

WARC’s Global Ad Trends – A focus on search advertising 

Search now accounts for one in five dollars spent on advertising worldwide. Buoyed by mobile growth, voice and image bring new marketing opportunities   WARC’s Global Ad Trends – A focus on search advertising  Global, 31 May 2018 – Search advertising is the focus of the latest monthly Global Ad Trends report by WARC, the international

“Focus on steel overcapacity” instead of deploying US ‘Section 232’ tariffs says EUROFER

Brussels 12 March 2018 – EU policy makers, member states, industry and trades unions must show solidarity in the face of the US’ tariffs on steel and aluminium. The US tariffs are the wrong approach to dealing with the global overcapacity problem in steel. “We are facing another crisis, triggered by President Trump’s invocation of


Olympic Games are always a key moment for global megalopolis as the spotlights swing to their organization and ability to host such an event.  The XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea have come to an end and the effervescence around this international event was palpable. Located in the Gangwon province with its capital

Focus on GDP Fuelling Inequality and Short-Termism

The World Economic Forum has developed a new metric of national economic performance as an alternative to GDP that also focuses on the living standards of people and futureproofing of economies Inclusive Development Index shows that economies are prioritizing policies that support short-term growth over inclusion and sustainability, despite concerns about social inequality Rankings of

AfDB and WWF agree to focus on conservation, energy and agriculture

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 30 November 2017 – The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) have announced a new three-year partnership agreement. The agreement comes on the heels of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (2014-2017) in which the two organizations committed to deliver major eco-conservation programmes for Africa. Commenting on

Rio Tinto increases focus on driving mine-to-market value with appointment of chief commercial officer

Rio Tinto has reinforced its focus on driving value across the business from mine to market with the appointment of Simon Trott as chief commercial officer (CCO). In this newly created role, Simon will report to the chief executive and also join Rio Tinto’s Executive Committee. Simon, currently Salt, Uranium & Borates managing director, will

Smart Cities for All brings focus on Digital Inclusion to Bioneers movement

  Victor Pineda and James Thurston receive award for global activism on behalf of persons with disabilities around the world   San Rafael, CA – October 20th: Smart Cities for All, a joint initiative by G3ict and World Enabled, will be participating in Bioneers 2017 – Uprising, calling attention to the need for greater digital

News from IMO: Focus on GHG emissions from ships

Nearly 300 delegates from IMO Member States, international NGOs and intergovernmental organizations have gathered at IMO Headquarters in London for the first meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships (26-30 June). The group, which is meeting in a closed session, will provide a report to next week’s session

New efforts will focus on increased cybersecurity, as digital technologies expose refiners to greater risk

  Refiners Set to Increase Spending on Digital Technologies to Drive Down Operational Costs, Though Digital Not a Top Investment Priority, According to Research from Accenture   New efforts will focus on increased cybersecurity, as digital technologies expose refiners to greater risk New Delhi/Mumbai; June 23, 2017 – Nearly two-thirds of refiners plan to increase